Virginia’s first Community Services agency is celebrating decades of support.
Community Services in Prince William County was established 50 years ago.
The agency offers several services and programs for those living in the county, and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.
Staff members work with children, teenagers, adults, those with mental illness, and individuals who have disabilities, according to a release from Prince William County.
“For five decades, Community Services has created programs that meet the growing needs of our thriving community,” Director Lisa Madron said in a release. “It is so great to be able to celebrate this very special milestone.”
According to Former Director Thomas Geib, it was created five days before Arlington’s organization.
“It’s amazing to think that Prince William County was pioneer in the service of mental health in the state of Virginia,” Deputy County Executive Michelle Casciato said in a release. “I’m here to tell you that Prince William County continues to be a pioneer in providing community services throughout our entire county, through our county employees and our amazing Community Services Board.”